Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


SIXTH DAY--THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1999


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Senator Wiggins in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl R. Gauck offered the following prayer:

Gracious and Heavenly Father: Be with us as we seek to wrap things up for this week making things easier for the week to come. As we set out to travel this day we remember how You led Sarah and Abraham on their pilgrimage and the People of Israel through the wilderness and by a star led Wise Men to Your presence among us, protect us on our way and guide all who travel this day bringing us to a joyous homecoming. This we ask in Your Holy Name. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

A quorum being established, the Senate proceeded with its business.

The Journal of the previous day was read and approved.

Senator DePasco announced that photographers from KOMU-TV had been given permission to take pictures in the Senate Chamber today.

The following Senators were present during the day's proceedings:

Present--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Kenney Kinder Klarich
Mathewson Maxwell Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Scott
Sims Staples Steelman Stoll
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
Absent with leave--Senators
Ehlmann Johnson Singleton--3
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

RESOLUTIONS

On behalf of Senator Johnson and himself, Senator Quick offered Senate Resolution No. 64, regarding Fred A. "Tommy" Thomson, Kansas City, which was adopted.

Senator Wiggins offered Senate Resolution No. 65, regarding the death of Marion F. Strickland, Florissant, which was adopted.

Senators DePasco and Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 66, regarding the Honorable Rondell F. "Ron" Stewart, Mayor of the City of Independence, which was adopted.

Senator Wiggins offered Senate Resolution No. 67, regarding the deaths of Cecil Charles Stowers, Jr., Tracy Lynette Stowers and Sydney Lynette Stowers, Kansas City, which was adopted.

Senator Maxwell offered Senate Resolution No. 68, regarding Nancy Anderson Ekern, Mexico, which was adopted.

Senator Caskey offered Senate Resolution No. 69, regarding the One Hundredth Birthday of Mrs. Ruth Ann Wainscott, Walnut Grove, which was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senator Clay offered the following concurrent resolution:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8

WHEREAS, Dr. George Washington Carver was born the son of slaves near Diamond Grove, Missouri, on or about July 12, 1861; and

WHEREAS, while still an infant, his father was killed, and he and his mother were kidnaped from their master Moses Carver. Moses Carver bought back George from his captors for a horse valued at $300; and

WHEREAS, as a child whom the Carvers called "George Washington", he had an inquiring mind and instinctive knowledge of plants and the Carvers encouraged him to study and get an education; and

WHEREAS, at the age of ten, George Washington Carver left his home with the Carvers to enroll in a one-room school in Neosho, Missouri, and when he learned all this school had to teach him, he moved to Minneapolis, Kansas, where he completed high school, supporting himself by doing odd jobs; and

WHEREAS, George Washington Carver attended Simpson College, at Indianola, Iowa, and later attended and graduated from the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree;

WHEREAS, in 1898, George Washington Carver was asked by Booker T. Washington to join the staff of Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, where he happily remained until his death; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Carver found that the land in Alabama was exhausted by the cultivation of cotton and he discovered that peanuts and sweet potatoes would yield productive crops in the Alabama soil and create new income for the state; and

WHEREAS, because there was little knowledge or use for peanuts and sweet potatoes Dr. Carver began experiments which led to the inventions of more than 300 by-products of peanuts and sweet potatoes; and

WHEREAS, his contributions to the field of agricultural chemistry included the inventions of: salad oil, peanut butter, and dyes of 19 different shades from peanuts; stains and face powder from clays; flour and shoe blacking polish from sweet potatoes; paving blocks from cotton; dyes from dandelions, tomato vines and trees; and

WHEREAS, Dr. George Washington Carver died on January 5, 1943; and

WHEREAS, January 5th was designated as a "recognition day" in honor of Dr. George Washington Carver by the 79th United States Congress and President Harry S Truman; and

WHEREAS, although passed by Congress in 1945, Dr. George Washington Carver is not given the special recognition that he so richly deserves on January 5th or any other day:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Ninetieth General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, hereby establishing January 5th as "George Washington Carver Day" in the state of Missouri, to honor him for his many humanitarian contributions and scientific discoveries he made in the agricultural industry; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Missouri Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for the Governor requesting that he declare by proclamation, January 5th as "George Washington Carver Day" in the state of Missouri.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bills were read the 1st time and 1,000 copies ordered printed:

SB 275-By Caskey.

An Act to repeal section 56.755, RSMo 1994, and section 56.765, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to prosecution services, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 276-By Caskey.

An Act to repeal section 360.060, RSMo 1994, and sections 360.015, 360.047 and 360.106, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to the health and educational facilities authority, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 277-By Russell.

An Act to repeal sections 253.081 and 253.090, RSMo 1994, relating to certain state park funds, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an effective date.

SB 278-By Klarich.

An Act to repeal section 456.120, RSMo 1994, relating to limited liability companies, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 279-By Bland.

An Act to amend chapter 376, RSMo, relating to health insurance, by adding thereto one new section relating to mandatory coverage for hospital stays following surgery.

SB 280-By Bland.

An Act to repeal sections 143.191, 143.201, 143.211 and 143.241, RSMo 1994, and section 143.221, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to taxation, and to enact in lieu thereof eighteen new sections for the purpose of establishing a general assembly scholarship program, with an effective date.

SB 281-By Bland.

An Act relating to consumer choice of health care providers.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senators Mueller, Singleton, Childers, Kenney, Yeckel, Westfall, Sims, Rohrbach and Bentley offered the following concurrent resolution:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 9

An act by concurrent resolution to disapprove the recommendations of the Missouri Citizen's Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials.

WHEREAS, on November 8, 1994, the voters of Missouri adopted Section 3 of Article XIII, of the Constitution of Missouri; and

WHEREAS, Section 3, Article XIII, Missouri Constitution, provides that the compensation of state elected officials, the members of the General Assembly and state judges is to be set by the Missouri Citizens Commission on Compensation after public hearings and a review and study of the relationship of the compensation to the duties of the elected state officials, the members of the General Assembly and state judges; and

WHEREAS, Section 3, Article XIII, Missouri Constitution, provides that after the hearings, the Commission shall file its schedule of compensation with the Secretary of State and the Revisor of Statutes before December 1, 1998; and

WHEREAS, The Revisor of Statutes has received the 1998 Report and Compensation Schedule (Appendix A) of the Missouri Citizens Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials, dated November 30, 1998; and

WHEREAS, Section 3, Article XIII, Missouri Constitution, provides that the schedule shall become effective unless disapproved by a concurrent resolution adopted by the General Assembly by February 1, 1999; and

WHEREAS, the members of the General Assembly feel the compensation recommended in the Compensation Schedule is excessive:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate of the Ninetieth General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, hereby reject the 1998 Compensation Schedule (Appendix A) of the 1998 Report and Compensation Schedule of the Missouri Citizens Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials, dated November 30, 1998.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bills were read the 1st time and 1,000 copies ordered printed:

SB 282-By Clay, Yeckel and Goode.

An Act relating to tax credits for home renovation and development in certain areas.

SB 283-By Clay.

An Act to repeal section 143.171, RSMo 1994, and section 144.030, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to sales and use tax, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject, with an effective date and with a referendum clause.

SB 284-By Yeckel.

An Act to amend chapters 162 and 164, RSMo, by adding thereto two new sections relating to school district ballot proposals.

SB 285-By Yeckel.

An Act to repeal section 130.043, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to campaign finance disclosure reports, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 286-By Maxwell.

An Act to repeal section 169.070, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to the public school retirement system, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 287-By Maxwell.

An Act to repeal section 137.100, RSMo 1994, relating to property tax, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 288-By Quick, Maxwell, Mathewson, Goode, Staples, Stoll, Howard, Scott, Schneider, Wiggins, House, Banks, DePasco, Bland, Clay, Jacob and Johnson.

An Act relating to the Missouri settlement trust fund.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Schneider, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred SB 128, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

On behalf of Senator Wiggins, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, Senator DePasco submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred SB 193, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

Senator Quick, Chairman of the Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Guberna-torial Appointments, to which were referred the following appointments and reappointments, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate do give its advice and consent to the following:

James W. Spradling, Sherry Hale, Melinda Kaye Elmore, Aurita Prince Caldwell, Edna L. Chavis, Gary N. Stevens, Eleanor B. Schwartz, James D. Jackson, Melodie A. Friedebach and Dianne L. Tackett, as members of the Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities;

Also,

Alise Martiny-Byrd, Michael E. O'Mara, James N. "Jim" Jackson, Russell E. McCampbell, Richard S. Hendin, Dale L. Gibson, George Eberle, Jr., Fred W. Grayson and Joseph L. Driskill, as members of the Missouri Training and Employment Council;

Also,

Claudetta Y. Feemster, as a public member of the State Committee of Marital and Family Therapists;

Also,

Carol Jo Cummings and Lorri J. Sheets, as members of Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board;

Also,

Cynthia N. Brookshire, as a member of the Missouri Board of Geologist Registration;

Also,

Sylvia R. Shead, as a member of the Minority Environmental Literacy Advisory Committee;

Also,

Betty Lou Cunningham, Marilyn E. Daffer, Walter L. Friedhofen, Betty R. Marver, Emmy L. McClelland and Barbara L. Wolken, as members of the Missouri Community Service Commission;

Also,

John A. Birch, as Chairman of the State Board of Mediation;

Also,

Fredrick S. "Tommy" Thomson, as a member of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority;

Also,

Wayne K. Mueller and Daniel J. Abbott, as members of the Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules.

Senator Quick requested unanimous consent of the Senate to vote on the above reports in one motion. There being no objection, the request was granted.

Senator Quick moved that the committee reports be adopted, and the Senate do give its advice and consent to the above appointments and reappointments, which motion prevailed.

COMMUNICATIONS

Senator Quick submitted the following hearing schedule:

SENATE HEARING SCHEDULE

90TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

1ST REGULAR SESSION

January 14, 1999

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
8:30 Commerce & Civil & Rules, Jt.
a.m. Environment- Criminal Rules &
SL (Maxwell) Jurisprudence- Resolutions-
SCR 2 (Caskey) SL (DePasco)
9:00 Aging, Families Gubernatorial
a.m. & Mental Appointments -
Health-SCR 2 SL (Quick)
(Howard)
11:00
Labor & Ind. Elections,
a.m. Relations- Veterans' Affairs
SCR 1 (Bland) & Corr.-SCR 1
(Stoll)
1:30 Transportation- Agriculture,
p.m. SL (Staples) Cons., Parks
& Tourism-SL
(Johnson)
2:00 Financial & Local Gov. & Education-SCR 2
p.m. Gov. Organ. - Economic Dev. - (House)
SL (Clay) SCR 2
(Mathewson)
2:30 Judiciary -
p.m. SL (Schneider)
3:00 Pensions & Insurance &
p.m. General Laws- Housing-SCR 1
SL (Scott) (Jacob)
8:00 Public Health Ways & Means-
p.m. & Welfare- SL (Wiggins)
SL (Banks)
SL - Senate Lounge
SCR 1 - Senate Committee Room 1, Room 118
SCR 2 - Senate Committee Room 2, Room 119

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Quick offered the following resolution:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 70

WHEREAS, the Administration Committee is required by law to establish the rates of pay each year, and

WHEREAS, such rates of pay are to be the same as those established under the policies of the Personnel Division of the Office of Administration for comparable duties after examination of the rates of pay then in effect, and

WHEREAS, the rates of pay established shall become effective in January.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Committee on Administration that the number, classification and rates of pay authorized for employees of the Senate shall include one department director, two deputy department directors, and seven division level directors to be compensated according to Office of Administration guidelines for compensation of division directors; and the following authorized employees at rates of pay within the ranges hereby established.

MONTHLY
NO. CLASSIFICATION SALARY RANGE
4 Staff Attorney II 2,607 - 4,145
2 Senior Staff Attorney 3,206 - 5,166
1 Research Analyst II 2,607 - 4,145
1 Senior Research Analyst 3,206 - 5,166
1 Investigator 2,505 - 3,882
7 Research Staff Secretary 1,907 - 2,831
5 Budget Research Analyst II 2,607 - 4,145
4 Assistant Secretary of Senate 2,225 - 3,413
5.5 Enrolling & Engrossing Clerk 1,836 - 2,661
1 Billroom Supervisor 1,836 - 2,661
1.5 Billroom Clerk 1,295 - 1,901
3 Public Information Specialist I 1,836 - 2,661
2 Public Information Specialist II 1,979 - 2,947
3 Administrative Assistant 1,500 - 5,340
2 Executive Assistant 1,500 - 5,222
1 Telecommunications Coordinator 2,312 - 3,561
3 Accountant 1,907 - 2,831
7 Administrative Secretary 1,500 - 3,512
7 Clerical Assistant 1,500 - 2,859
1 Messenger 1,438 - 1,901
1 Data Control Coordinator 2,057 - 3,074
3 Computer Info. Technology Spec. II 3,345 - 5,522
1 Computer Info. Technology Spec. III 3,489 - 5,778
1 Computer Info. Technologist III 2,719 - 4,329
1 Computer Operator II 1,770 - 2,555
2 Computer Operator III 2,057 - 3,074
4 Data Entry Operator III 1,590 - 2,225
1 Graphics Supervisor 1,907 - 2,831
3 Composing Equipment Operator III 1,711 - 2,661
1 Mailroom Supervisor 1,836 - 2,661
3 Duplicating Equipment Operator I 1,390 - 1,829
1 Duplicating Equipment Operator II 1,547 - 2,087
3 Duplicating Equipment Operator III 1,708 - 2,408
1 Duplicating Equipment Operator IV 1,836 - 2,661
1 Photographer 2,139 - 3,206
0.25 Physical Plant Supervisor 1,830 - 3,579
1 Maintenance Supervisor 1,907 - 2,831
1 Carpenter II 1,770 - 2,555
6.5 Custodian II 1,295 - 2,010
2 Custodian III 1,492 - 2,225
1 Sergeant at Arms (Elected) 2,057 - 3,074
0.5 Doorkeeper (Elected) 1,000 - 2,087
3 Assistant Doorkeeper 800 - 1,543
0.5 Reading Clerk 750 - 1,692
0.5 Chaplain 500 - 890
3 Security Guard 1,438 - 2,010

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senate Administration Committee is authorized to establish a formula setting forth the maximum amount which may be expended by each Senator for the employment of Administrative and Clerical Assistants. Each Senator will be notified of the funds available, and shall thereafter certify to the Senate Administrator the names and addresses of Administrative and Clerical Assistants. The compensation paid to the Senators' administrative and clerical assistants shall be within the limits of the categories set forth hereinabove.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senate Administrator, with the approval of the Senate Administration Committee, shall have the authority to cooperate and coordinate with the House Administrator in the selection of employees, who shall be assigned to the garage, Joint Committee Staffs and the rotunda area, and who will be paid from the Joint House and Senate Contingent Fund, within the limits of the categories set out above.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee on Administration has the authority to reduce, combine or consolidate positions and salaries where necessary to meet changed conditions or circumstances which arise, and may enter into contracts with consultants, provided such consultant's contract fee does not exceed the salary for the comparable position, and such consultant shall count as an employee of the Senate.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senate Administration Committee is authorized to adjust the foregoing pay ranges in July to reflect implementation of the state pay plan for FY 2000.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator Schneider requested unanimous consent of the Senate that the rules be suspended for the purpose of taking up SB 128, with SCS, for perfection, which request was granted.

Senator Schneider moved that SB 128, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SB 128, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 128

An Act to repeal section 105.464, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to judiciary, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

Was taken up.

Senator Schneider moved that SCS for SB 128 be adopted.

Senator Schneider offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 128, Page 1, Section 105.464, Line 10, by inserting after "conduct" the words: "as defined on the effective date of this act".

Senator Schneider moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

Senator Schneider moved that SCS for SB 128, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Schneider, SCS for SB 128, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

RESOLUTIONS

Senators Rohrbach, Clay and Banks offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 71

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate were deeply saddened by the death of longtime Missouri resident, minister, and social activist, the Reverend David Lee Brent, on January 9, 1999; and

WHEREAS, David Lee Brent was born on June 27, 1929, to Will B. and Annie Mae Foreman Brent in Forest City, Arkansas; and

WHEREAS, after his 1946 graduation from Benton Harbor High School, David Brent graduated from Chicago's prestigious Moody Bible Institute in 1957 and continued his studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Georgia, where he earned a Master's degree and a Doctorate in theology; and

WHEREAS, co-pastor of Second Christian Church, the Reverend David Brent served several churches in the Show-Me State, held licensure as an insurance agent, and worked for the Missouri Department of Mental Health for twenty-eight years until his retirement in 1989 as Chief Human Relations Officer; and

WHEREAS, the Reverend David Brent distinguished himself as a member of the St. Louis Council on Human Rights, as President of the Jefferson City branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, as co-founder of the Christians United for Racial Equality and the Black Ministerial Alliance, and as a U.S. Air Force veteran, who held membership in Tony Jenkins American Legion Post 231; and

WHEREAS, only too familiar with the personal tragedy involved in the loss of a spouse and of a grandson, David Lee Brent found much love and support in his 1971 marriage to Estella Bryant, who survives him; and

WHEREAS, the death of David Brent is mourned by numerous friends, colleagues, and most of all, by an extended family which consists of sons David Lee Brent, Jr., and William Joseph Brent, Sr.; daughters Patricia Diane Brent, Mary Antona Brent, Jean Daveyette Brent, Michele Dominique Sherrod-Brent, and Christina Deanne Sherrod-Brent; a brother; three sisters; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, join unanimously to extend heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Reverend David Lee Brent at this difficult time of bereavement; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for the family of the late Reverend David Lee Brent, as an expression of our sorrow.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bills were read the 1st time and 1,000 copies ordered printed:

SB 289-By Goode, Flotron, Scott, Sims, Clay and Schneider.

An Act to repeal section 162.895, RSMo 1994, and sections 162.856, 162.857 and 162.867, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to career and vocational education, and to enact in lieu thereof six new sections relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

SB 290-By House.

An Act to amend chapter 173, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the enrollment incentive fund.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

The following Bills were read the 2nd time and referred to the Committees indicated:

SB 70--Judiciary.

SB 71--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 72--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 73--Judiciary.

SB 74--Ways and Means.

SB 75--Ways and Means.

SB 76--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation.

SB 78--Pensions and General Laws.

SB 79--Education.

SB 80--Ways and Means.

SB 81--Commerce and Environment.

SB 82--Commerce and Environment.

SB 83--Insurance and Housing.

SB 84--Transportation.

SB 85--Elections, Veterans' Affairs and Corrections.

SB 86--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 87--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 88--Elections, Veterans' Affairs and Corrections.

SB 89--Pensions and General Laws.

SB 90--Elections, Veterans' Affairs and Corrections.

SB 91--Labor and Industrial Relations.

SB 92--Judiciary.

SB 93--Judiciary.

SB 94--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 95--Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism.

SB 97--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 98--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 99--Insurance and Housing.

SB 100--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 101--Labor and Industrial Relations.

SB 102--Commerce and Environment.

SB 103--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation.

SB 104--Ways and Means.

SB 105--Ways and Means.

SB 106--Transportation.

SB 107--Ways and Means.

SB 108--Labor and Industrial Relations.

SB 109--Insurance and Housing.

SB 110--Judiciary.

SB 111--Judiciary.

SB 112--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 113--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 114--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 115--Transportation.

SB 116--Pensions and General Laws.

SB 117--Ways and Means.

SB 118--Commerce and Environment.

SB 119--Transportation.

SB 120--Insurance and Housing.

SB 121--Commerce and Environment.

SB 122--Insurance and Housing.

SB 123--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation.

SB 124--Commerce and Environment.

SB 125--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation.

SB 126--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

SB 127--Insurance and Housing.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator DePasco, Chairman of the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SCS for SB 128, begs leave to report that it has examined the same and finds that the bill has been truly perfected and that the printed copies furnished the Senators are correct.

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem Quick referred SCR 5 and SCR 7 to the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions.

The following concurrent resolution was read the 2nd time and referred to the committee indicated:

SCR 6--Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Westfall offered Senate Resolution No. 72, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mitchell, Aldrich, which was adopted.

Senator Westfall offered Senate Resolution No. 73, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cornell, Bolivar, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Staples introduced to the Senate, Sheriff Mike Cochran and Chris Miller, Ripley County.

Senator Russell introduced to the Senate, James Divincan and Jeff Green, Osage Beach.

Senator Schneider introduced to the Senate, former State Senator, Judge Jeff Schaeperkoetter.

Senator Mathewson introduced to the Senate, Brandon Boyd, Columbia.

On motion of Senator DePasco, the Senate adjourned until 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 18, 1999.